Originally Posted by Alchemy-Z
We had a season when I first started where all the singles players were self rated 3.0 (and only 3 teams) and the 6 of us only played each other as no one else on the 3 teams wanted to play singles. 4 of us got bumped to 3.5 and the other 2 got a computer rated 3.0
so it must somehow calculate self rates vs self rates.
the 3.0 league is very small here normally 2 teams...maybe 3 and 80% self rates as hardly anyone last more than 1 season without getting bumped to 3.5
I'd be interested in know more specifics about this if you care to share a link to TennisLink or identify the league. As another poster mentioned, at some point the winner of the league advances in playoffs and plays other teams and then you have a reference point, but I'd like to confirm that or otherwise try to figure out how the situation is handled.